My end of Uni experience!

So as of yesterday, I officially finished my finals for my degree and right now I'm feeling all choked up that it's over. Four years at University, done with. Nostalgia setting in? Check.
At the time when I applied for Uni, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, or even if I wanted to be at Uni. A stupid thought I know, but everyone I knew was applying for the courses they'd been dreaming about for years, and I just felt...stuck. So I just followed the lead, and applied. Four years later, here I stand (or rather, sit at my desk, but you get the idea). A graduate, off I go into the world of getting a real job. Its both frightening and exciting at the same time, and I can't wait to start to make my mark upon the world.

Anyway, before I set off on a long look back into my past and get all sentimental on you all, I might as well get down to it. As our final get-together before we all go our separate ways, me and three girls off my course (and also my lovely housemates) went for dinner and cocktails as a celebration. It was beyond cute, and it's shocking to think how we've all changed over the years. Gone were the innocent faced freshers, and in their place were four women who have grown and matured. I'll remember the girls wherever life takes me, and hopefully we'll stay in touch! (Well, we at least have graduation to get through together!)

We went to All Bar One, where none of us bar one (haha get the pun I made there?! I'm hilarious) had been before so needless to say, it was a new experience. We were only sat down 5 minutes before the drinks started flowing, and I managed to get a few snaps of how lovely it all was before the alcohol started going to my brain.

A Cosmopolitan, need I say more?!

When I was younger, I used to love Sex and the City - but the one thing I didn't understand was Carrie's obsession with Cosmopolitans. Que University and all sorts of alcohol experimenting (but we shall save that for a future post) and all of a sudden, it was all I could drink, especially when I wanted to feel particularly sophisticated. Anyway, this one from All Bar One was right on spot. Some places make them ridiculously strong so that all you can taste is the alcohol, which makes me feel ill if I'm having a quiet night or food. Thankfully, this one was delightfully sweet :)

Being poor students (or we were), we ate off the set menu: A starter and a main, or a main and a desert, for just £10. Some of the options incur a supplement, but for an extra couple of £s it will hardly break the bank. For my starter I had two hummus pots with warm bread. It was mouthwatering! The white one on the left was my personal favourite, to the point where I finished off the entire pot. The second more red looking one was okay, but I hardly touched it. It had more of a spicy, peppery feel to it, which was okay but I just wasn't feeling it I guess!

For the main we all had exactly the same! Only a few years living together and we'd managed to find something we would all like. One of the girls has a serious aversion to all things meat, to the point where she will only eat chicken breast, and everything else Quorn. She's not a vegetarian, it's just a weird situation. Anyway, we all chose to have the pad thai, and paid an extra £3 to have it with chicken (otherwise it comes plain). Personally I thought it was delicious! The chicken seemed a little bit dry, but other than that it was good. Two of the girls had mixed feelings towards it, so I guess we still have our food differences! On a HUGE plus (in my eyes anyway) it comes with one large prawn cracker on the side. I'm a sucker for those babies!

Overall, it was such a cute night to spend all together after the stress the exams had brought on us all. Living in a house of all girls (there were six of us in total) it was amazing that the four of us on the same course had been through everything together and not so much as had a serious argument. Seriously, all girl houses can be so difficult at times. We rounded off the night with some more cocktail pitchers and some lighthearted look backs at our times together. I'm happy to say that even though I don't fully know what will happen in the future, I'm glad for my time at University :)

How about you? Do you have any amazing memories of University? I'd love to hear them!



lessons-in-patience said...

Congratulations on finishing your degree! Such an awesome feeling. :-)

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alice said...

Such a lovely post, congratulations on finishing your degree! Ive just finsihed my second year, I'm dreading this time next year when I'll be finishing with all my friends going to be so emotional :')

Emma-Louise Dean said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments!

Alice it's such a scary feeling I can't even describe it to you! But such a good one at the same time :)